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Hendrik Rujner
Hendrik Rujner

Hendrik Rujner

Doctoral student
Luleå University of Technology
Urban Water Engineering
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 491028
F140 Lulea

Hendrik Rujner´s started as PhD student in the Urban Water Research Group in 2013. His main scientific interests are urban hydrology and stormwater management with Green Infrastructure. During his PhD studies he investigated the hydrological functions and processes that influence the performance of Green infrastructure elements such as grass swales by various measurements, field experiments and model simulation.

His educational background is Landuse and Water management in which Hendrik received the Msc (Dipl-.Ing.) from the Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany. His thesis and following research focussed on the altering urban water balance due to climate change and urbanisation in the case of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which inspired him to pursue with a PhD at the Urban Water research group.

Currently Hendrik works as a research assistant where he investigates the seasonal variations between conventional stormwater drainage and alternative, green stormwater control measures in the case of small scale catchments of commercial area parking lots.

Research Projects

Previous publications


Article in journal

Green infrastructure drainage of a commercial plaza without directly connected impervious areas: a case study (2022)

Rujner. H, Leonhardt. G, Flanagan. K, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Water Science and Technology
Article, review/survey

Next generation swale design for stormwater runoff treatment (2021)

A comprehensive approach
Ekka. S, Rujner. H, Leonhardt. G, Blecken. G, Viklander. M, Hunt. W
Part of: Journal of Environmental Management
Article in journal

Improving hydrological modelling of urban drainage swales through use of soil water content observations (2020)

Broekhuizen. I, Rujner. H, Leonhardt. G, Roldin. M, Viklander. M
Journal of Hydrology X
Conference paper

Towards using soil water content observations for calibration of distributed urban drainage models (2019)

[Vers l’utilisation d'observations de teneur en eau du sol pour le calage de modèles distribués d’assainissement urbain]
Broekhuizen. I, Rujner. H, Roldin. M, Leonhardt. G, Viklander. M
Part of: 10e Conférence internationale L'eau dans la ville, Programme et résumés [Urban water: Programme and abstracts], s. 124-124, GRAIE, 2019
Article in journal

High-resolution modelling of the grass swale response to runoff inflows with Mike SHE (2018)

Rujner. H, Leonhardt. G, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 562, s. 411-422
Article in journal

The effects of initial soil moisture conditions on swale flow hydrographs (2018)

Rujner. H, Leonhardt. G, Marsalek. J, Perttu. A, Viklander. M
Hydrological Processes, Vol. 32, nr. 5, s. 644-654
Conference paper

Advancing green infrastructure design (2016)

Field evaluation of grassed urban drainage swales
Rujner. H, Leonhardt. G, Perttu. A, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Part of: Novatech proceedings 2016, 2016